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Forum: DIY Camping Equipment

DIY Camping Equipment. Not specific to any type. Self made product discussion and idea sharing should be done here.

  1. DIY tent footprint?

    I just bought a Eureka Spitfire tent, and they want almost $50 for a custom footprint for it. I am thinking I can make one WAY cheaper. Theirs is made of nylon taffeta with I guess rubber or plastic backing. I am thinking I could make one out of a similar material and just spray some kind of...

    Started by Shadow, 02-04-2012 09:04 AM
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  2. The accidental hammocks

    Hey guys, my stepdaughter-to-be had a trampoline and it had a safety net; she stopped using it and we were going to throw the safety net away. Instead, I've used it with paracord to make two regular hammocks, one giant, family-sized hammock and I'm using the last of it to make a hammock chair. ...

    Started by PARAking, 02-27-2014 08:16 PM
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    11-08-2014 02:26 AM Go to last post
  3. DIY trangia windscreen / potstand

    I want to make a simple aluminum tube type windscreen / pot stand... looking for something that is the right size ring to JB weld or rivet part way up the tube so my Trangia burner can be up from the ground (where it is cold sometimes, and apt to catch fire others). I have been wandering the isles...

    Started by Sparkytxn, 01-31-2012 08:57 PM
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    10-20-2014 09:01 PM Go to last post
  4. Lightbulb my truck camper project

    new member with a slow budget build camper. -98 ram 1500 v8 auto 8 ft bed with tranny problems....$500 -parts to repair the tranny....$200 -2-8d batteries....free -2- 20 watt solar panels with regulators....free -battery clamps ....$15 -jumper cables $15 -1 onboard Charles charger....free...

    Started by igotit, 02-03-2014 03:07 PM
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    10-18-2014 12:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Coleman stove 2

    I need help now in figuring this out. The left burner on my beloved Coleman stove is acting up - It just flames up like a regular fire. I took the entire stove apart, cleaned it, checked the burner layer by layer, could see nothing wrong. It apparently is getting gas or there would be no fire. ...

    Started by noelectricplease, 03-14-2014 03:23 PM
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    10-18-2014 12:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Bucket light

    I finally got around to making my bucket light last weekend. I had my own design with materials I had been hanging on to for a while. I was only able to find one YOUTUBE video on it and this web site http://campingbucketlights.com/ Mine is different from both of these but the same concept....

    Started by CMPR1966, 08-11-2014 12:30 PM
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    10-10-2014 11:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Hanging Kitchen Organizer from a closet shoe hanger

    I had seen a few versions of these kitchen organizers on the net, then remembered we had an old shoe organizer hanging in the back of one of our closets. I finally found it and once I noticed it was a horizontal configuration and not the vertical ones I had seen, I wondered if it would still work....

    Started by Shortpants, 06-23-2014 10:03 AM
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    10-02-2014 12:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Custom or Self Made Sleeping Bag

    My quest for the perfect sleeping bag continues. At 6'3" most of the bags get eliminated right away. I also don't like mummy bags which removes another big chunk of options. Being cheap doesn't help either but I am squaring myself with the fact that I might have to drop some coin on a sleeping...

    Started by James., 09-19-2014 12:39 PM
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    09-21-2014 08:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Favorite Childhood Foods That No Longer Exist

    Thought I'd move us away from shooting things...:he: What are your favorite foods from childhood that no longer exist? Mine are: Schilling Taco Casserole mix - this was great stuff, just add your own hamburger. My mom made it for every evening potluck we went to (potato salad was the...

    Started by toedtoes, 08-09-2014 12:55 PM
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    09-18-2014 01:05 PM Go to last post
  10. DIY sprayer/camp shower (pic heavy)

    Well, I have heard about the weed sprayer camp shower, and I finally got around for building one. Lucky for Camping Forum members, I took detailed pictures and notes. I just tested this shower out tonight, at the house. It kicked butt!!!! I am 6'2" 240 pounds. One key feature is that I am...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 07-15-2012 09:49 PM
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    09-10-2014 01:16 PM Go to last post
  11. Some ideas for my Trail Cart?

    Last week someone was nice enough to leave one of those shortened grocery carts on my property. I went to return it to the store it came from, and was told old carts are discarded and are mostly grabbed out of dumpsters by the homeless. In short they didn't want it back. So now I have a grocery...

    Started by KYPrepper, 01-14-2014 11:23 AM
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    07-02-2014 10:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Tinder Kit Items

    What kind of things do you keep in your tinder kits. I have magnesium fire starter, matches, a magnafying-glass , dried and shreded corn husks and (as gross as it may sound) a tampon, (ive read in magazines that the fibers from this device are flamable). I keep it all in a watertight box that I...

    Started by Awtted, 12-14-2011 03:54 PM
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    06-26-2014 12:15 PM Go to last post
  13. diy teardrop power converter

    I am building my second teardrop and this time I want to add power. I tore apart an older 5th wheel and we had a 25 amp power converter we want to use on this teardrop. I know it may be an overkill but its free. Question: how would I hook it up? I want to have a small microwave (which I pulled out...

    Started by alisa1965, 06-03-2014 08:46 PM
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  14. Refill reuse

    I hate throwing away resources to me throwing away 1lb propane bottles annoys me. its perfectly reusable. you can buy a refill adapter at some hardware stores or online such as this. http://tinyurl.com/kev4my6 Not to mention the savings 20lb of propane is 14.89 you can fill 20 bottles. A two...

    Started by gr8brew, 05-03-2014 01:37 PM
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    05-26-2014 09:39 AM Go to last post
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    Started by lwc1314, 04-30-2014 11:05 AM
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  16. DIY Bushbuddy Stove

    I just couldn't justify blowing $80 for a tiny little stove. It seems like more of a novelty. I hardly camp where I cannot have a campfire so I don't have a lot of need for something like this. But, it's nice to have gear. My Bushbuddy clone is made from a free paint can with a progresso soup can...

    Started by familycamper, 06-08-2011 04:19 PM
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    05-23-2014 03:39 AM Go to last post
  17. Electric Generators with Solar Panels

    Has anyone here built one? I am just starting to get back into camping and this seems like a great idea. Power for lights, pumps, fans, etc. without any of the smell and noise from a gas powered generator.

    Started by James., 08-13-2013 04:31 AM
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    03-27-2014 03:21 AM Go to last post
  18. What uses can you think of?

    Hello, If you had a water proof tarp the size of a towel, what could you do with it? how many uses can you think of? Let me know your thoughts.

    Started by mannyraid, 08-27-2013 11:38 AM
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    03-24-2014 09:00 PM Go to last post
  19. DIY slack line

    I have decided to add a slack line kit to my camping gear. For those who don't know, think tight walk walking, but using a 2" strap instead if a rope. I already have some tree straps, so all I needed was a strap. I picked up a 2"X30' strap at Walmart for $17. I do dispersed camping, so I can attach...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 03-22-2014 06:13 PM
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    03-23-2014 07:44 AM Go to last post
  20. Tent Fans & Lights

    We want a tent fan and and a really good light. I saw the Coleman 212 light that has a power pack at the bottom, and the lights split in two, cost was52.73 and the four split type was 58. Has anyone bought these. The coleman fan looks like it is not very goof by reviews. Any ideas would help,...

    Started by farout, 07-16-2012 10:09 PM
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    02-27-2014 02:25 AM Go to last post

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